Labatt Blue Light | Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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Labatt Blue LightLabatt Blue Light
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Ontario, Canada
labatt.com

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Labatt Blue Light was introduced in 1983 as a lower-alcohol, lower-calorie version of Canada’s most popular brand. Blue Light uses specially selected North American aromatic hops and the same strain of lager yeast as the one used to produce Labatt Blue. The result is a crisp, clean and delicately balanced beer, with a slight sweetness and citrus-like hop character.

Added by Todd on 10-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
628
Reviews:
183
Avg:
2.2
pDev:
30.91%
 
 
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2
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Photo of robebo44
2.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Rock_Glenn
1.32/5  rDev -40%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The younger brother-Labatt. Oh dear. as a Western New Yorker, I actually hope to see the Labatt label when I attend a party/event, it beats some of the other options. But when you see the Light printed on there, it's probably better to DD. Yeah it's beer, I guess. Yeah it tastes better than Bud Light. But it's still a watery mess, I guess with a better hops profile than the rest.

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Photo of heerboth
2.03/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of -chii-
1/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of IckyT2012
2.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Botulizard
2.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of VILJ
3.68/5  rDev +67.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mfnmbvp
2.57/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle, some coded bottling information on the bottleneck. Acquired a single bottle from my neighbors. "Canadian Pilsener" No abv listed.

Poured into clear tulip-ish stemware.

A - Pale gold with a finger of thin wispy white head that goes down quick. Good clarity, with apt carbonation. Minor frothy lacing. Has a good classic draft beer appearance to it. Looks okay.

S - Nose has next to nothing: minor notes of dusty cooked cereal grains, and little else. Hops? I don't know. One of the most void of aroma beers I've ever had.

T - Taste is about as inoffensive as the nose, if a couple steps up: a sweetened husky / corny / grainy flavor. Notes of sweetened cooked corn and cream, sweet & grainy, with minor herbal earthiness present. (Hops?). Very husky / corny stuff. Certainly not the worst light adjunct lager out there; it outdoes many of the bigger more popular brands.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, creamy, grainy, husky. Light-bodied and easy drinking stuff.

Overall, a seriously underrated beer in the realm of cheap shitty macro lagers. Definitely rivals many of the bigger more popular brands like Miller Lite and Bud Light in terms of taste. In that aspect, recommended for what it is.

Labatt Blue Light -----2.5/5

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
1.92/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of NorthernMichiganLogan
3.8/5  rDev +72.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First off Labatt Blue Light is my go to beer. I love this stuff. Overall I am trying to keep and open mind compared to higher end micro-brew beers, that I have recently started enjoying. This beer was out of a can. I have noticed a taste difference in the past between bottled and canned versions of this beer. (Bottled is always better, right?)
Look-It's a light colored beer. The beer had a big head that took about 5 minutes to dissipate.
Smell-The smell of this beer is not all that pleasant. It smells like malt, bread, and hops. The hops seem more noticeable the more and more I smell it.
Taste- It is a light tasting beer overall. It tastes of corn malt and very light hops. It's an incredibly smooth beer. It's definitely watery but what do you expect from a light name brand beer. It's a great tasting light beer.
Feel- It's a great drinking beer if you plan on drinking 6+. Good beer for just about any day.
Overall- It's an easy drinking beer that is easily comparable to a bud light or coors light. It is not a bottom of the barrel beer, but it's not expensive. Overall it's a great bar beer and it's one of the top ones on my list.

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Photo of crash8per
2.13/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Grand-Raggedy
1.89/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of SMH_NWI
1.6/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of ArtZan
2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Brew_ski
2.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of zekeman17
2.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ER527
1.47/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of dheldman
1.5/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of fortyfield
2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Zazzi82
1.84/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of hotsudge
1/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Jeroberts2012
1.5/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Almasi_
3/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stevoj
1.93/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Another bland cereal lager, but with fewer calories. Yea! Otherwise it’s watery with just a hint of flavor. Not sure why these are so big in the States... When visiting the mother-in-law, this is what I get.

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Photo of mynie
1.66/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

On tap (and in cans) at the BB&T Center in Buffalo, where it is easily the most accessible beer.

Labatt always struck me as Canada's Budweiser--not necessarily because of popularity and market position, but it just had a similar-tasting grain bill and nearly identical bodies. I don't dislike macros, but Bud for me is a distant third behind Coors and Miller, so I don't get it very often. Ditto Labatt, which falls squarely behind Molson and Moose Head.

And, true to form, Labatt Light tastes quite similar to Bud Light: very fizzy, very watery, with just a mild push of cereal sweetness to keep you from confusing it with seltzer. It's far too tame to be offensive, but certainly nothing I'd ever seek out to drink.

My apologies to Coors Light. All these years, I've sworn that it was the wateriest beer imaginable. Turns out I was wrong, and the true King of Nothing Award should go to Labatt Blue. It's not *bad* in the regular sense, but it's just not really there.

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Labatt Blue Light from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
2.2 out of 5 based on 628 ratings.
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